Arts & Books
It is a common trope that reading is really the only art that requires skill from its audience; this is one of the reasons that the audience for serious literature will always be limited, whatever the countless perky entreaties of high school librarians. But in his 24-hour monologue, All the Hours of the Day, Mike Daisey
demanded something even rarer than skill or education: he asked of his audience fortitude, character, sheer inhuman will. That or a large supply of trucker speed.